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Michael Herr, Whose Vietnam War Reporting Became Iconic, Dies At 76

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 2:44pm

Herr's book Dispatches redefined the genre of war reporting. "I was there to watch," he wrote. "I went to cover the war and the war covered me; an old story, unless of course you've never heard it."

Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:19am

The Stonewall National Monument in New York City will be the first addition to the national park system specifically highlighting the history of the LGBT community.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Finding Dory' And Great Voice Acting

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 9:10am

This week's show finds us swimming around in Pixar's latest, and then we talk about the finer points of the voice acting we love the most. Plus: what's making us happy this week.

How Are Health Workers Putting An End To Guinea Worms?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

Professor Richard Thaler returns to the show to talk about how a nudge has essentially eradicated guinea worm disease in Africa.

How Can A Nudge Save A Life?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

We have the treatments to end health problems like infant diarrhea. Sendhil Mullainathan says the "last mile" nudge is to encourage people to use them.

Can Coding Help Girls Take Risks?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani offers a creative solution to gently push young women into making bold decisions. Her program aims to close the gender gap in computer science.

Should We Stop Telling Kids They're Smart?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

Carol Dweck finds that the words adults use to describe kids' progress affects the children's belief in their own potential.

Can Mindfulness Help You Quit Smoking?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

Psychiatrist Judson Brewer describes how patients who practice simple mindfulness techniques can kick unhealthy habits.

What Is A Nudge?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 8:43am

How can a simple adjustment - a nudge - change our behavior for the better? Professor Richard Thaler says his "nudge theory" can make it easier for people to save money, eat healthily and more.

Director Taika Waititi's 'Wilderpeople' Is Good For A Laugh — And Then A Cry

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 6:00am

The Kiwi actor/filmmaker uses humor to address painful situations in his films. His latest, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, follows a city kid trekking through the wilderness with his reluctant foster dad.

Fermentation Fervor: Here's How Chefs Boost Flavor And Health

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:32am

As more chefs experiment with microorganisms to transform ingredients and create new flavors, fermentation has gone from ancient preservation technique to culinary tool du jour.

'If It Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Interesting,' Say 'Ninja Warrior' Producers

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:36pm

The American Ninja Warrior obstacle course is so hard that, at first, no one managed to complete it. But the show's executive producers say that's OK: "It's not about winning," says Arthur Smith.

Refn's 'The Neon Demon' Paints Hollywood In Garish, Gorgeous, Gory Colors

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Nicholas Winding Refn's latest is a blood-soaked, luridly lit and blistering riff on Hollywood beauty standards pitched "somewhere between the museum and the grindhouse."

A Crusty Kiwi And A Troubled Teen Head Into The Wild In 'Hunt For The Wilderpeople'

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:00pm

Ricky's an undisciplined foster kid; Hec's a cantankerous outdoorsman who becomes a reluctant father figure. The pair brave New Zealand's bush country while relentlessly pursued by a social worker.

Alternative, Film: 'Right Now, Wrong Then' Offers Two Cinematic Takes On Romance

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:00pm

Korean writer-director Hong Sang-soo's latest movie iterates the same encounter between a filmmaker and young woman in two different styles, with two different results.

Solondz's 'Wiener-Dog': A Cute Pooch Sets Out On A Picaresque Tour Of Human Pathos

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Todd Solondz follows an adorable dachshund as it passes from one blisteringly lonely suburbanite to another. The result is a film that manages to be deeply pessimistic but never cynical.

Shark, Weak: 'The Shallows' Strands Blake Lively At Sea

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:00pm

A shark traps a medical student just 90 seconds from shore in this mediocre, water-logged thriller.

How Native American Tribes Saved A Giant, Ancient Squash From Oblivion

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:55pm

Native Americans in the Great Lakes region have cultivated the giant squash for centuries. Now tribes are sharing the seeds with each other and with small farmers to bring the plant back.

Handguns In America And The Rise Of The 'Concealed-Carry Lifestyle'

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:35pm

"Something really profound has changed in the way that we use guns," journalist Evan Osnos says. He estimates that 13 million people are licensed to carry a concealed gun in America.

Bill Simmons Brings Angry Ben Affleck To His Big Night On HBO

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 9:33am

Bill Simmons debuted his new HBO show Any Given Wednesday with a few very strong feelings from Ben Affleck about Tom Brady.

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